Students and community members were compelled to grapple with both emotional and rational responses - learning about self and others in the dialogue. the conversation continued in the classroom and on social media. we return to the themes of the play as they ripple through our thoughts and our lives.
Claudia Guzman and Warren Scherer, Inclusive Excellence Center, University of Milwaukee - Wisconsin
THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE was one of the best ways I have found to talk about our differences in a way that invites everyone to the table and gives them the confidence they need to add their voice to the conversation.
Ke'Ana A. Bradley, Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, Notre Dame University
THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE was honestly the best event I ever booked!
Ashley M. Taylor, Specialist for Educational Programming, Diversity Advocacy, Illinois State University
Whether we find for the plaintiff or the defendant, the play compels us to acknowledge the power of white privilege and influence, and the consequences of well-intentioned colorblindness.
Betsy Huang, Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor of English, Clark University, Worchester, MA
The impact of THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE will linger long after the final act.
Nancy Budwig, Associate Provost, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Just when you think you are clear about "who done it," someone introduces a different angle and you are thrown off kilter again. THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE brings the audience into direct reflection and dialogue with some of the most pressing personal and collective issues of our time.
Bill Beardslee, Associate Director, Student Involvement and Spiritual Life, Franklin Pierce University
All of our perspectives have been shaped and positively influenced after THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE.
Jason L. Meriwether, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
It is impossible to leave the 'courtroom' without a deep re-examination within yourself.
Andrew F. Roberts, Coordinator of First Year Experience, Western New England University
The interactive forum allowed our students to think critically and speak deeply about race, class, gender and religion. you want to engage in an effective and reflective dialogue, book this play today.
Maria McDuffie, International Student Advisor, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA
I highly recommend THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE as an effective educational eye-opener on how social justice may or may not occur within the laws and parameters of the judicial system.
Stacie Christian, Coordinator for Inclusive Excellence, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE deftly hits its target, engaging the audience from the first moment in a real-to-life trial of American sensibilities of race and gender.
James E. Bowley, Ph.D. Professor and Chair of Religious Studies, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS